Print paper measures about 25″ x 19″, image size 22″ x 17″. Very light overall tanning, small wrinkle in paper bottom middle near addition numbers. Pencil signed and dated 1971, edition 5 of 50. There will be some tape residue on top margin from hinge mount. Born in Tokyo, Tajima graduated from Nippon University (1932) and in 1934 from the Tokyo School of Fine Arts (Western Painting Faculty). He began his career. As a print artist in 1946 but gave it up temporarily in the 1950s to write. In the 1960s and 70s he developed his typical densely pigmented abstract style, which, however, was based on the ideals of East Asian calligraphy, traditional Japanese painting structure, and a sense of space derived partly from his Zen Buddhist beliefs. His abstract prints typically have complex surfaces achieved by building up the block with various materials such as crumpled paper. At this time he also made a living from producing more popular landscape prints under the name of Nagai Kiyoshi. In 1969 he began making prints on canvas using much the same techniques, but soon abandoned this. His prints were particularly promoted by the Red Lantern Shop in Kyoto and most of them can be found illustrated in their periodic English-language catalogues. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Japanese\Prints, Paintings & Posters”. The seller is “sward1087″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Provenance: Ownership History Not Available
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
- Culture: Japanese